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We all know about unreasonable search. But, what about a right to privacy? Do corporations have the right to know where your cell phone is/was? What is stopping them? Do Google or Bing have a right to keep all your searches in a data base? What is stopping them? So you get a list of sites as a result of a search. Do search companies have a right to keep track of what links you click on in a database? What is stopping them?

The answer to all the questions is simple. Nothing is stopping companies from building a database of your habits, be the company a grocery store scanning a discount card, a credit card company, Google, Bing, Verizon, and on and on.

With this information a company can target you to sell you something. This information allows the company to build a profile. With thousands of data points they literally can get inside your head. As things stand now, you/we have no privacy.

The solution is simple.

Tell Congress to protect our privacy by updating ECPA today.

Originally posted to Lawrence A. Welsch on Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT.

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